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Human Resources Officer

Assist the Human Resources Manager with employee and resource management tasks
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What's it like to be a Human Resources Officer?

As a Human Resources (HR) Officer your main role is to help manage people across a wide range of areas to ensure the wellbeing of all employees and foster effective workplace relations. Human Resources Officers assist the Human Resources Manager and wider team with tasks such as recruitment and hiring, employee performance, remuneration and rewards, training and inductions, employee relations, and workplace health and safety.

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How to become a Human Resources Officer


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To become a Human Resources Officer in Australia, you usually need a tertiary-level qualification in human resources.

  1. Complete a relevant VET qualification, such as a Certificate IV in Human Resource Management (BSB40420) or Diploma of Human Resources (BSB50320). Alternatively, a degree such as a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) may open up a broader range of career options.
  2. Gain industry experience. This could be in the form of an internship while studying, or an entry-level position in human resources after you graduate.
  3. After becoming an experienced Human Resources Officer, consider upskilling for a senior role through postgraduate study. This could be a Master of Human Resource Management or Master of Business Administration.

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May 2021
Being a HR Officer is a great stepping stone between HR Administrators/Coordinators wanting to move into HRBP/HRM roles
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Law
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Human Resources
The good things
HR officers tasks can vary from company to company, however if the role involves a spread over performance management, industrial relations, recruitment and employee training and development, it's a g...
The challenges
Being a HR Officer often involves dealing with employee grievances and complaints, and sometimes the negativity and poor attitudes of employees can wear you down. There are also times where the role c...
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May 2021
No job is perfect like everything else but I enjoy the role and work life balance of working part time
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
HR & Advisory
The good things
This role is varied, it is very interesting in getting to know the staff in the whole organisation and their work structure and establishing positive working relationships with a diverse range of peop...
The challenges
Some of my roles are repetitive and some roles are time consuming where research is a requirement to ensure staff are paid correctly
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